Chateau de la Taille

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: Bordeaux

Wine Category: Bordeaux

Grape blend: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bordeaux

State or country: France

Price: $10

ABV: 13%

Cases produced: N/A

The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points

Review date: July 14, 2019

About the Winemaker: Château de La Taille is a small family run estate (4th generation) in the Bordeaux region of France. Its vines are multiple decades old and grow on rolling hills consisting of clay-limestone soil.

Color:  Persian Plum

Nose:  Cherry, floral notes, celery leaf

Taste: Dark fruit, fig, dried herbs, floral notes Finish: Oak  

Assessment: Medium bodied, strong acidity balanced well with soft tannins. 2009 was considered a particularly good year for Bordeaux wines and the juice in this bottle is no exception. There’s lots of fantastic fruit in this bottle, but the star of the release is the soft tannins – the result of great timing and perfectly ripened grapes. This Bordeaux is a fantastic value I recommend buying a more recent vintage in bulk. The 2009 vintage is ready to drink now.

Pairing recommendation:  Pasta Fagiole (made with Pancetta), aged cheese, grilled meat, or dark chocolate

Chateau de la Taille Bordeaux is a good wine. 88 points

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